Charles I: King and Collector

2018 marks the Royal Academy's 250th birthday, and to celebrate Le Caprice has partnered with the RA to bring you the legendary art collection of Charles I

Visit Charles I: King and Collector at the Royal Academy and enjoy a two-course meal and a cocktail at Le Caprice for £40. Guests that book the package will also have the option to purchase a hardback exhibition catalogue, for a reduced price of £34.

This landmark exhibition will bring together the astounding treasures that changed the taste of the nation. King Charles I amassed one of the most extraordinary art collections of his age, acquiring works by some of the finest artists of the past – Titian, Mantegna, Holbein, Dürer – and commissioning leading contemporary artists such as Van Dyck and Rubens.

Yet, following the king’s execution in 1649, his collection was sold off and scattered across Europe. While many works were retrieved by Charles II during the Restoration, others now form the core of museums such as the Louvre and the Prado. Charles I: King and Collector will reunite the greatest masterpieces of this magnificent collection for the first time since the 17th century.

The Le Caprice exhibition package is available to book from Saturday, 27 January to Sunday, 15 April and excludes service and cover charge. Restaurant bookings are available Monday to Friday, 2pm to 6pm; Friday, from 9.30pm; Saturday & Sunday, 11.30am to 6pm.

To view the sample set menu click here.

To book, please call 020 7629 2239 or email quoting 'RA Charles I'. Tickets should be collected from Le Caprice. Tickets to ‘Charles I: King and Collector’ are valid during RA public opening hours.

Image: Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641), Charles I in Three Positions, 1635–36. Oil on canvas, 84.4 x 99.4 cm. RCIN 404420. Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017, Exhibition organised in partnership with Royal Collection Trust


charles i in three positions